Coby Closing In On Modified Crown
THOMPSON, Conn. – In 2012 it seems that Doug Coby can do no wrong, but for the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader, it all began with the 2010 season finale at Thompson Int’l Speedway.
Coby teamed with car owner Wayne Darling in the No. 52 Reynolds Auto Wrecking Chevrolet for the first time at the Thompson World Series two seasons ago. Until that point, Coby’s season had consisted of starts between three different teams in just seven of the year’s 13 races. But a third-place finish in the 2010 finale event changed everything.
Including that first race together, Coby and Darling have posted five wins and 18 top 10s in 24 races. Entering this Thursday’s Budweiser King of Beers 150 at Thompson, the No. 52 team leads the championship standings by a commanding 41 points on the strength of four wins and six-consecutive podium finishes.
Coby has won all three races this year at Stafford Motor Speedway, including last week’s Stafford 150, but his success in the No. 52 has not been limited to that particular Connecticut oval.
The Nutmeg State’s northeastern speedway has also been kind to Coby and Darling. Their first victories together came in the UNOH Showdown at Thompson last year when they won both the Whelen Modified Tour race and the exhibition combination event with the Whelen Southern Modified Tour. In six points races at the .625-mile speedway in the No. 52, Coby has posted an average finish of seventh.
With three races left at Thompson in 2012, Coby and the No. 52 team will look for continued success at “Big T” as they forge ahead in the championship chase.
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